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The kids look good in ink. Hopefully the Gleeks adjust well.
Image by Courtesy of Archie Comics
As we announced back in October, the kids of William McKinley High are making their way to Riverdale and vice versa.
The first part of a four issue storyline sees the kids from each world trying to get home but they're sidelined by Veronica's eye on Finn and Mercedes voice being coveted by Josie and the Pussycats, respectively.
Image by Courtesy of Archie Comics
Image by Courtesy of Archie Comics
It's here! Things have been rough for Tony Stark since the events of The Avengers .
Do we even need school anymore? You'll retain more about the painting Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time from this GIF than from anything a professor could say.
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Submit or perish. After years of buildup, Ultron has finally returned to lay waste to the world of man.
With the launch of the much awaited Age of Ultron series finally here, BuzzFeed chatted by phone with writer Brian Bendis and Marvel Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Brevoort to talk about this story that has been two years in the making.
BuzzFeed: Who is Ultron?
Tom Brevoort: He's one of the Avengers big recurring foes over the years. He was an artificial intelligence created by Hank Pym, who has been both Ant Man and Giant Man, one of the Avengers. For years Ultron had an Oedipal complex where he wanted to kill his "father" and marry his "mother," Wasp. He wanted his own family and ended up creating Vision, who then betrayed him and became one of the Avengers. So he's a recurring villain in the pantheon.
Brian Bendis: He is a self-generating AI. Hank Pym accidentally set off a time bomb on the human race. Ultron became self-aware and developed major daddy issues, as all the great Marvel villains have. But the fear with Ultron, who is up there with Magneto and Doctor Doom as a big baddy in the Marvel universe, the fear has always been one day he would evolve to a place where he knows what he needs to do and does it — and what he thinks he needs to do is eliminate the human race from the planet Earth because he is the next step up in evolution. And the Avengers are always able to beat him back or shut him down, but they're never able to kill him. Even Tony Stark and Reed Richards knew one day he would show up and eliminate us, and now it's happening. My pitch was just, "Let's do it. You just wake up one morning and everything is gone."
BF: The opening pages are completely devastating, it's all a visual overload. Why did you choose this point in time as the jumping-off point?
TB: Our intention going in was, in a story like this, typically the villain shows up and the plot is battling the villain, keeping him from doing whatever nefarious things he's planning. That tends to form the arc of most of our stories. And in this case, we took the approach of immediately dropping readers into this thing where Ultron has come down and already leveled the place, effectively winning. It throws you into this immense postapocalyptic situation, but with a ground-level story following Hawkeye on his mission.
TB: The first half or two-thirds of the issue leans on artist Bryan Hitch's strength as a dramatist and a storyteller, allowing Bendis to dial back on terms of dialogue and copy and let Hitch carry the ball in terms of directing the eye with his cinematic storytelling. The advantage we have over the guys in the movie department is an absolutely unlimited budget. Anything we can imagine and draw, we can do as long as the artist can depict it in a realistic and immersive manner. And Hitch excels at that.
BB: Bryan Hitch is the inventor of this "wide screen" comic book cinematic storytelling. It takes him a long time to produce this stuff, and you want to take advantage of everything he can offer. So we let him draw the series over the course of two years so readers get a new issue every week or two instead of every few months. I was thrilled he agreed to do this project, and it was my job as a writer to give him everything that he needs to go nuts and then get the hell out of his way. And I ended up pulling a great deal of dialogue. You'll see in the second or third issue this whole sequence where I just bailed on it, I was not helping, just covering up interesting things. The art could speak for itself. Pulling dialogue off the page is the biggest compliment I can give an artist.
Carrie Fisher gave a short, sweet answer.
Read the whole interview, including what Fisher thinks Leia would be up to these days, at Palm Beach Illustrated.
Since her interview, Fisher's rep has come out and said his client was joking. Nooooooo!
But wait! After the official backpedaling Lucas told Business Week:
We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, 'Look, this is what's going on.' Maybe I'm not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them. I won't say whether the negotiations were successful or not."
Dammit Hollywood, quick playing games with our hearts.
According to Silver Age comics. Don't strain yourself.
Women run the world (thanks to Beyonce I assume).
And it only took one hundred and twenty years to go from "Ruler of the Earth" to the dissolution of thousands of years of social norms. Not bad for five generation's worth of work.
Two hundred years later, women were fighter pilots. GASP! The gall!
And rough-housing with sports while the men could do nothing but watch them on circular televisions from the safety of the living room while quietly weeping at their lack of societal dominance.
Then, the worst horror of all was visited upon men. DOMESTIC. HOUSEKEEPING.
What cruel tyrannical monsters are women? Making men use the vacuum? Outrageous!
Naturally women would make the Rocket Cadets school dress code hot pants and fishnets.
When forming a society, women should always be objectified, even if it must be done by their peers. It's the rule.
The trouble with tribbles is they make great subjects for catchy songs.
Round one continues with our first (and only) cold-blooded contender. See the full bracket here , and vote at the bottom of this post.
Exhibit A: Red Pandas look like this.
It's basically a raccoon mashed together with a panda and a Pokemon into a highly deadly dose of adorableness. LOOK AT THEM. They're so fluffy, I'm gonna die. -Donna Dickens
Exhibit A: Chameleons looks like this:
Basically the cutest little guy ever. Look at the itty-bitty tail wrapped around that finger. ADORABLE. -Tommy Wesely
Exhibit B: Red Pandas make excellent mothers.
They always support their cubs life choices and give the best hugs.
This just looks painful. What is it with pop culture shooting bullets from women's breasts?
This lead to the obvious questions, such as:
• What's the magazine size?
• How do you reload?
• Is there padding to keep the kick from turning your chest into a mangled bruise?
And of course:
• Who makes these? Since there is obviously a market because...
First Britney Spears did it.
Then Katy Perry, with the non-lethal modification.
And of course, Lady Gaga.
It's not all daytime television and and naps. However, there is a certain lack of pants.
You roll out of bed literally two minutes before the workday starts.
Which is the exact amount of time necessary to start the coffee.
And get to work.
But first, you gotta check your email!
Ugh, being the younger sibling or the visiting friend when it came to video game controller dominance was the worst. But not all secondary characters were created equal.
Nana - "Ice Climbers"
Being a girl was either amazing (because you were a girl and yay!) or awful (because you were a boy and ewww cooties!) but either way there was something cathartic about clubbing your way through baby seals, yetis and polar bears to get your eggplant back from that thieving bird.
Plus this was no cooperative game, more of a blood sport.
Oh sure, you could work together for the greater good, but like any great forced alliance, eventually one of you must die for there is only enough eggplant on this mountain for one.
Zitz - "Battletoads"
While a difficult game in its own right, Battletoads became nigh on impossible once the second player joined in. At first, one of you would accidentally kill the other one, then "accidentally," then all hell broke loose and it became a free-for-all of backstabbing.
Until you got to this level.
And then you turned the game off because two hours of rage-filled bike crashes are about all a human child can take.
Their fluffy reign knows no borders. Artist According To Devin accurately captures their pervasive influence.
Danger is real, fear is a choice, and evolution hates humans so much it'll speed up just to kill us. M. Night Shyamalan directs Will and Jaden Smith on their sci-fi bonding experience.
He even showed off some of the writing. A film twenty years in the making…
With a visual assist from the Supernatural cast. If you're going to hunt monsters, you better bring the professionals.
So you want to hunt a yeti?
Grab your gear.
And let's head to Nepal.
We made it! Shit it's cold here.
We've only been seriously trying for almost 400 years. We'll figure it out eventually.
1600s: The British Empire Tries to Take to the Stars
John Wilkins, a British inventor in the 1640s, was the first person to attempt to reach the moon with manned flight. Convinced the moon was populated by an alien people he called the Selenites, Wilkins was adamant that Britain reach them in order to open up trade routes.
His plans were more wooden chariot than proper spaceship, consisting of a feathered vessel propelled by gunpowder. Thirty years and several scientific breakthroughs in physics and astronomy later, it was determined Wilkins' ideas were not yet feasible.
Image by John Gara/Buzzfeed
1835: The Great Moon Hoax Revitalizes Desire to Colonize the Moon
In the summer of 1835, the New York Sun published the astonishing findings of John Herschel, one of the most famous astronomers of the time. As the story went, Herschel used a cutting-edge piece of technology called a "hydro-oxygen magnifier" to invent a telescope capable of 42,000x zoom and aimed it at the moon. What he saw there was beyond belief…literally.
Massive trees, sandy beaches, majestic waterfalls, and more were projected onto Herschel's wall vis his new telescope. Lunar bison, lunar waterfowl, and lunar goats were living alongside Vespertilio-homo, or the sentient lunar Man-Bat. A race of beautiful, angelic creatures ruled the moon, and some suspiciously humanlike creations populated the middle class. While the hoax was short-lived, it spawned a renewed desire to reach the moon, if only to see these wonders firsthand.
1890s: Father of Astronautics Declares Humanity Must Visit the Stars
Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky was a Russian scientist who is now considered the father of Astronautics and Rocket Dynamics. As early as 1876, he was writing about space travel, albeit in the form of science fiction. He proposed not only traveling beyond Earth, but that it was crucial to humanity's survival as a species, stating, "The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever."
By the 1890s, Tsiolkovsky was well-known as a scientist, having moved from fictional musing to scientific papers on the subject. His visionary ideas included air-pressure locks, guided rockets, space habitats, and theories on how to deal with low or zero gravity. Tsiolkosvsky's formula dealing with the detailed calculations of the theoretical function of rockets in a vacuum are still considered crucial to the field of astronautics. During his life, he wrote over 500 scientific papers about rockets, spaceships, and moon and interstellar colonization.
Image by Fred T. Jane for "Guesses at Futurity" (1894)
1954: Arthur C. Clarke Proposes the First Practical Lunar Base Design
A year before using his own plans in his novel Earthlight, Arthur C. Clarke announced plans for sustainable human habitation of the moon. Formed of inflatable igloo-shaped habitats covered in moon dust for insulation, colonies could maintain contact with one another with blow-up radio masts when not traveling via electric monorails. Power would come from nuclear reactors, and food would be grown on-site with hydroponic farms. Over time, Clarke proposed permanent domes of stronger material could be constructed, along with algae-based air purifiers and electromagnetic cannons to launch trade goods and fuel to interplanetary vessels orbiting the moon.
Please do not try this at home…or anywhere else for that matter. LEGO hobbyist Ninja Nin found a clever way to reinterpret the classic Internet song .
Why buy a fish tank when you can make one? Whether you're a craft beginner or a seasoned expert, create a unique home for your fishy friends.
Empty Bottle Micro Tank
Super easy and easy to follow instructions at College Life DIY.
Converted Xbox 360
Detailed instructions, and a video, are available at Blue World Aquariums.
Gumball Micro Aquarium
Learn how to make this mid-skill level tank at Instructables.
Non-Functioning Blender Betta Fish Tank
Read all about how to convert the kitchen appliance at Instructables.
Acoustics are the key. Still not powerful enough to levitate humans. Work faster, scientists!
According to the press release from the Argonne National Laboratory, the process occurs using an acoustic levitator. The two small speakers generate sound that is barely audible to the human ear. One wavelength is emitted from the top speaker and the other from the bottom so they perfectly interfere with each other. This triggers a phenomenon known as a standing wave.
The acoustic pressure from the standing waves cancels out the effect of gravity at certain points, called nodes, which allows light objects to be levitated.
MAD adds some much need levity to the situation. After the recent events of Detective Comics, fans could use a laugh.
Cover art by Tom Richmond.
Image by Courtesy Of MAD Magazine